Unless your surname is Ambani or Tata or you have a boyfriend who would steal the moon for you, it’s a little difficult for college students to buy designer products. But don’t let that put paid to your dreams. Just because you can’t afford an original doesn’t mean you can’t play with the copy.
1. Cabana, Lokhandwala:
This shop you get a mixture of belts, bags, watches as well as designer shades. Michael Kors, leather bags of Bottega Veneta, handbags from Kate Spade; Gucci, Hermès, Chanel and Moschino belts. You also get Rayban and Prada shades here.
Variety: Impressive styles.
Price: Fixed, sadly. All bags start from 2.5K onwards varying on shape & size. Belts start at 1K, shades at 2K.
2. Seema Collection, Shop no. 56, Heera Panna, Haji Ali
Here you get all designer bags: From Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Prada, Gucci, Michael Kors, Christian Dior, Furla, Emporio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Versace and even Dolce & Gabbana.
Quality: Very good (Heera Panna good).
Variety: Everything you can possibly imagine.
Price: 1.2K for clutches [(start price) which is damn cheap for the quality], Other bags start at 2K.
3. Street shop, Lane opp Canara Bank, Colaba Causeway
Gucci bags, Furla bags, Louis Vuitton bags (a lot of bags for a street shop so you can bargain here ), Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Guess.
Quality: What do you expect on the streets.
Variety: Not bad for a street shop.
Price: 2.5K onwards but with a lot to choose from.
4. F You, Bandra Link Road
Abercrombie n Fitch slippers, Gucci bags, Michael Kors , Being Human t shirts (yes, our Sallu bhai’s), Armani watches, Ferragamo belts, Tommy Hilfiger watches available here. Yes, it’s an assorted variety that we get here.
Quality: Very good for its prices.
Variety: It’s a Christmas haul.
Price: A&F slippers for Rs. 600. TH watches for Rs. 3k.
5. Shop No. 128, Heera Panna, Haji Ali
This guy has all copies of almost all brands you can imagine of, in belts. Be it Gucci or Hermès or Armani or Christian Dior or Dolce & Gabbana or Alexander McQueen or Paul Smith or Ann Demeulemeester or Tod’s or Versace or Moschino or Fendi or Salvotore Ferragamo.
Quality: Will work for a year max.
Variety: All Designers.
Price: Pretty cheap if you can bargain like me.
Phew! I think I’ve said enough for you to pick up your wallet and run off.